SUMMER OF DESIGN 2019 REGISTRATION, Booz Allen Hamilton, Wednesday, 22. May 2019

The registration fee is paid directly to the University of Virginia Darden School and covers all workshops, materials and curriculum fees. Summer of Design participants will earn 1/2 of a Specialization in Design Thinking from University of Virginia Darden Executive Education. Participants will complete Design Thinking Part I and Design Thinking Part 2 which are regularly priced at $900. Summer of Design pricing is a 50% discount off the regular program fees.
Early Bird Registration Fee - $450 (available until May 1, 2019)
Regular Registration Fee - $500 (May 2, 2019 - May 22, 2019)
Are you spending the summer in DC and want to meet and interact with fellow design thinkers and innovators? Are you ready for something different? Do you want to use design thinking to change and impact the community right here in DC? Join us this summer and apply design thinking to a real-world, local problem!
Together we will grow our creative capacity, learn new tools to jump-start innovation and collaborate with local creative catalysts to make our world a better place. We are collaborating with an All-Star line-up of community partners for our 2019 challenge. This year's Summer of Design includes weekly in-person workshops curated by Karen Hold - Director, DT:DC; video workshops provided by the University of Virginia Darden School Foundation, curated by Jeanne Liedtka, co-author of Designing for Growth, and professor of Business Administration at the Darden School of Business; design thinking mentors from DT:DC and a Statement of Accomplishment from the University of Virginia Darden School Foundation.
Space is limited to 50 participants so sign up TODAY if you want to guarantee your spot. Learn more about Summer of Design here. ()
Schedule & Time Commitment: Summer of Design participants are eligible to receive a Statement of Accomplishment from the University of Virginia Darden School Foundation for the successful completion of Summer of Design. In order to receive a Statement of Accomplishment, participants are required to attend at least 10 out of 12 scheduled events, complete nine assignments and 2 peer evaluations.
The ideal Summer of Design participant is someone who is seeking a unique experience to collaborate and share a creative experience with others, is committed to the process, is eager to learn and practice our design thinking process (regardless of pre-existing knowledge and experience), is a passionate soul and is a team player.
All workshops take place on Wednesday evenings from 6:30pm - 9:00pm at a convenient Metro-accessible location. Participants should plan for additional work outside of the Wednesday workshops to work on assignments with your team. See website for more details.
Required Events: (9 out of 11 workshops)
May 22 - Kickoff Meeting Design Challenge IntroductionMay 29 - Make Research PlansJune 5 - Empathy Interviewing WorkshopJune 12 - Mapping the Customer JourneyJune 19 - Gallery Walk + Insights IdentificationJune 26 - Brainstorming ideasJuly 3 - Holiday (No Workshop)July 10 - Concept DevelopmentJuly 17 - Surfacing Key Assumptions + PrototypingJuly 24 - User Testing & Co-CreationJuly 31 - StorytellingAugust 7 - Pitch Presentations, Award Ceremony and Graduation
***************************************************************REFUNDS:All Summer of Design participants must agree to the Summer of Design Terms and Conditions mailed to participants following successful registration. Refunds are available until May 23, 2019.***************************************************************
Details about the specific social impact challenge we will tackle will be released in the coming days. Stay tuned for more details soon.


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